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Complex landscapes made land animals smarter than their aquatic ancestors: Study
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Complex landscapes made land animals smarter than their aquatic ancestors: Study

Moving onto land 'poured jet fuel on the evolution of the brain', say researchers, since it demanded the hardest possible cognitive operation – envisioning the future.

Apple News+: Newspapers are sceptical of joining Apple's news subscription service
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Apple News+: Newspapers are sceptical of joining Apple's news subscription service

Apple News Plus offers articles from more than 300 magazines, but only three newspapers.

NASA developing models to predict conflicts among crew members for manned Mars missions
science

NASA developing models to predict conflicts among crew members for manned Mars missions

Scientists are studying the behaviour of analogue astronaut crews on mock missions, complete with isolation, sleep deprivation, specially designed tasks and mission control

Researchers develop app for users to see a food product's nutritional rating
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Researchers develop app for users to see a food product's nutritional rating

FoodSwitch also asks users to crowdsource information on new and changing foods.

Bill Cosby's honorary degree revoked by Northwestern University in wake of sexual harassment lawsuit
Entertainment

Bill Cosby's honorary degree revoked by Northwestern University in wake of sexual harassment lawsuit

Northwestern University has revoked the honorary degree it awarded Bill Cosby two decades ago — the first time the school has taken such a step in its 167-year history

Students at Northwestern University in the US are studying a 1,900 year old Egyptian portrait mummy
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Students at Northwestern University in the US are studying a 1,900 year old Egyptian portrait mummy

As part of a comprehensive scientific investigation, the mummy was brought to the Argonne National Laboratory in the US earlier this week.

Scientists are changing functions of living cells to redesign life forms by rewriting DNA codes
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Scientists are changing functions of living cells to redesign life forms by rewriting DNA codes

Scientists have earlier been able to make specific changes in the DNA code. Now, they're starting over and building redesigned life forms from scratch.

Faster, higher quality 3D camera developed; can be used in any environment
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Faster, higher quality 3D camera developed; can be used in any environment

Inspired by the human eye, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed an inexpensive, faster 3-D camera that can be used in any environment such as outdoors to produce high-quality images.

Users will soon be able to feel the keyboard on their touchscreen device: Research
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Users will soon be able to feel the keyboard on their touchscreen device: Research

New research could allow your touchscreen's keyboard to actually feel like a keyboard, scientists say.

Greener energy? New cheap, environment-friendly solar cell developed
Life

Greener energy? New cheap, environment-friendly solar cell developed

In a breakthrough, scientists have developed a new low cost, environment-friendly solar cell with improved efficiency that uses tin instead of the hazardous lead.

Body of missing Indian-American student found, family seeks answers
World

Body of missing Indian-American student found, family seeks answers

18-year-old Harsha Maddula, Northwestern pre-med sophomore and straight-A student, disappeared last Saturday after attending an off-campus party with friends.

New ultra-sensitive device sniffs out toxic metals
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New ultra-sensitive device sniffs out toxic metals

Swiss and US scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive device to detect the tiniest traces of heavy metals in drinking water and fish, which could...